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Pitcairn Island, the Bounty mutineers, and their descendants : a history

Author: Robert Wm Kirk
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a detailed history of the Pitcairn islanders from the original settlement through the opening years of the 21st century. The island's isolation is contrasted with the international attention garnered from its captivating history, making the society a one-of-a-kind historical curiosity"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Genealogy
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kirk, Robert W., 1937-
Pitcairn Island, the Bounty mutineers, and their descendants.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008
(OCoLC)606517362
Online version:
Kirk, Robert W., 1937-
Pitcairn Island, the Bounty mutineers, and their descendants.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008
(OCoLC)609303642
Named Person: Fletcher Christian; Fletcher Christian
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wm Kirk
ISBN: 9780786434718 0786434716
OCLC Number: 173241103
Description: viii, 253 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword / Herbert Ford --
Introduction. The Island as Icon --
1. Pitcairn Discovered --
2. Bread That Grows on Trees! --
3. Destination Tahiti --
4. Captain Bligh v. Mr. Christian --
5. The Famous Captain Bligh --
6. With the Mutineers --
7. An Almost Perfect Hideaway --
8. Early Visitors: 1814-1825 --
9. Captain Beechey Learns the Bloody Details --
10. Death of the Patriarch --
11. Fatal Tahitian Sojourn --
12. "The Mussolini of Pitcairn" --
13. A Busy Port of Call: 1839-1849 --
14. Emergency Ward --
15. Before the Separation --
16. The Move to Norfolk Island --
17. Return to Pitcairn --
18. Shipwrecks and Hysteria --
19. Pitkern and Place Names --
20. Conversion, Constitution --
and Murder.
Responsibility: Robert W. Kirk ; foreword by Herbert Ford.
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The infamous Bounty mutiny of 1790 culminated in nine mutineers taking up residence on the small Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. Beginning with a background look at the circumstances  Read more...

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